We visited the Vergelegen estate in Somerset West yesterday. I'm not even sure where to begin. We went around the gorgeous rose garden before we had lunch at the adjacent Rose Terrace Bistro. Afterwards we marvelled at the majestic camphor trees and peaked inside the rooms of the homestead, all filled with antique furniture and interesting paintings. We then longed to open the books in the amazing library collection, and enjoyed even more garden spaces. Well worth a visit!
P.S. My aunt enquired, and artists are welcome to draw or paint in the gardens. Staff only need advance notice if big groups intend to visit. The library collection is also viewable by appointment, though it's probably better to contact them around March next year when the tasting room has moved out of the library into its new building.
P.P.S. It's R10 per person to enter the farm.